snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > Urban Legends > Entertainment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05 June 2010, 11:50 PM
lord_feldon's Avatar
lord_feldon lord_feldon is online now
 
Join Date: 08 August 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 12,283
Default Was Barack Obama in the 1993 music video for 'Whoomp (There It Is)'?

http://gawker.com/5556281/

Was Barack Obama In the 1993 Music Video For 'Whoomp (There It Is)'?Finally, a Barack Obama conspiracy theory for the rest of us! Everyone from Tea Partiers to hip hop message boards think Obama was an extra in the music video for Tag Team's single "Whoomp (There It Is)".
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06 June 2010, 12:53 AM
Latiam's Avatar
Latiam Latiam is offline
 
Join Date: 19 June 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,058
Default

Is it wrong that I went just to listen to the song again?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06 June 2010, 06:28 AM
Ana Ng's Avatar
Ana Ng Ana Ng is offline
 
Join Date: 16 August 2000
Location: Babylon, NY
Posts: 14,082
Default

Then I don't wanna be right. It's on my "Party and Bullshit" playlist on my iPod.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07 June 2010, 12:27 AM
Critterbites's Avatar
Critterbites Critterbites is offline
 
Join Date: 07 April 2010
Location: Salinas, CA
Posts: 248
Default

Could be him, if he's since had his left lateral incisor straightened or capped.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07 June 2010, 02:19 AM
Nana M Nana M is offline
 
Join Date: 28 December 2006
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 647
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Critterbites View Post
Could be him, if he's since had his left lateral incisor straightened or capped.
Look at the picture close to the end of the article. It really doesn't look all that much like him.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07 June 2010, 01:53 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 66,510
Default

The ears are way too small for Obama.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07 June 2010, 02:53 PM
rujasu rujasu is offline
 
Join Date: 07 May 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nana M View Post
Look at the picture close to the end of the article. It really doesn't look all that much like him.
It's definitely not him, but I could almost believe it was a cousin or something. The nose at least looks really similar. Still, I think if he didn't have the sunglasses on, it would be more obvious; their eyes probably look very different.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08 June 2010, 01:02 PM
franjava's Avatar
franjava franjava is offline
 
Join Date: 23 August 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,130
Default

The lower quality looks a LOT like Obama, but the higher quality pic at the end looks only similar.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08 June 2010, 01:10 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 66,510
Default

My 91YO mother would say that the guy in the video is not as good-looking as Obama.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10 June 2010, 04:47 PM
snopes's Avatar
snopes snopes is online now
 
Join Date: 18 February 2000
Location: California
Posts: 108,359
TV Whoomp! — who is it?

This is not a joke. After weeks of Internet rumors, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters at PolitiFact have undertaken what is clearly the most serious investigation in the history of their organization, or let's face it, the history of political journalism itself. The question: Was that Barack Obama in the "Whoomp! (There It is)" video?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl2507
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11 June 2010, 12:39 AM
KingDavid8 KingDavid8 is offline
 
Join Date: 19 February 2000
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 4,123
Default

Here's a picture of LA Sno, the guy Tag Team says is the guy in the video:



David
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barack Obama: already presidential snopes Politics 7 06 August 2008 09:13 AM
Barack Obama Only 6.25% African jimmyc123 Politics 24 11 June 2008 09:16 PM
Barack Obama Family Photo snopes Politics 52 17 April 2008 09:43 PM
Blink-182 finished a music video on 9/11/01 featuring a building being destroyed Boomer Spook Central 7 22 October 2007 04:02 AM
'God Hates Fags' music video stirs up storm in cyberspace snopes Fauxtography 17 19 February 2007 04:07 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.